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Standish

Greater Manchester


Slow Ways linking Standish and Adlington, Aspull, Blackrod, Coppull, Orrell, Parbold, Skelmersdale, Wigan

England / Greater Manchester / Standish

Standish’s eight Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 5/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 1/8

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Standish from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Coppull—Standish
Copsta one

Verify me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 68m Descent 36m
Orrell—Standish
Orrsta one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 88m Descent 107m
Parbold—Standish
Parsta one Pioneer me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 159m Descent 61m
Parbold—Standish
Parsta two Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Skelmersdale—Standish
Skesta one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 244m Descent 195m
Standish—Adlington
Staadl one

Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 80m Descent 72m
Standish—Aspull
Staasp one Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 70m Descent 87m
Standish—Blackrod
Stabla one Review me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 69m Descent 115m
Standish—Wigan
Stawig one

Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 19m Descent 87m
Standish—Wigan
Stawig two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

50% of Standish’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

6/10

reviewed

2/10

surveyed

2/10

verified

7 people have contributed to Standish’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Standish

38km out of 77km have been walked and reviewed

94km of reviews have been shared in Standish

Latest Updates

Quite long walk along canal, really good views of Standish and a nice stroll through an open forest. End of the walk included a bridge across a train track, through a housing estate and into town back to centre of Standish....

Will H

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A short walk west from here then up over the (steep) steps of the bridge crossing the west coat railway line....

Gismay

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After a few minutes there’s a path through to Mesnes park, a refreshing hilly park with a café, play park, ponds and many ducks....

Will H

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There was a short section off Gidlow lane that was a bit overgrown but passable as we kept our arms up away from the nettles. But the rest of the walk was straightforward, plenty off road until the outskirts of Wigan is reached then a pleasant stretch through Mesnes park and on to Wallgate....

Gismay

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There are probably re route options to enable walking this way, but the landowners/farmers shouldn't be allowed to make walking this way so difficult/frustrating for people...

Runtoexplore

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Standish—Wigan

Slow Ways Darren pledged to walk Stawig two

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The route followed a branch off to the left, closer to the stream, whereas StaWig One ploughed on through mud. One reaching the gravelled track the route was easy to follow, so although it was a bit longer, it was no slower....

Mary Oz

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Mary Oz surveyed Stawig two

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Standish—Wigan

Mary Oz added Stawig two, a new walk from Standish to Wigan

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I set off from Standish to walk this route, but at ///idea.guess.snake it looked so endlessly muddy ahead that I followed the path to the left which is on OS Maps as a bridleway, then walked WSW along the lane until ///flying.chat.tags, where I couldn’t find any clear footpaths in either direction through the woods, where OS Maps just shows dotted black lines....

Mary Oz

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I walked from Coppull to Standish on a crisp winter’s day, and I thought this was a lovely route....

Mary Oz

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Nice views of Winter Hill and passing by the historic Hic Bibi....

Runtoexplore

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Runtoexplore took this photo on Copsta one

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Careful at ///ferrets.frame.discussed as the footpath here is not the continuation of the route the route continues along St Wilfrids Rd (///wage.damp.autumn)....

Stearsb

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Part of the route passes through a golf course, should you wish to avoid this part you can follow the cycle trail at ///juniors.hiking.cuddled and re-joining the route at ///texted.prettiest.reinvest (there are steps leading to the trail)....

Stearsb

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A really enjoyable walk, really good paths for the most part, a narrow gate and some sloping earth paths ~ 17 degrees. The path splits close to ///idea.guess.snake I walked the suggested route (straight on) but the path to the left looked to be better, and it avoided a steep, but short, bank at ///flying.chat.tags. Rather than heading to Parsons walk at ///label.flute.cube I walked through the very pleasant park and joined it at ///badly.cage.circle....

Stearsb

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Wigan Council are aware but unfortunately the Brook forms the boundary with Chorley Council so there will be no quick repair while they sort it out between them....

Ricka

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After you leave the canal (bridge 66) and drop down to cross the river Douglas the footpath is straight ahead as you leave the foot bridge ( ///compelled.webcams.remaining see picture). The Slow Ways route takes you through the farm but the foot path on the OS map takes you to the right of the farm buildings at ///printouts.done.majoring....

Stearsb

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Standish

Stearsb surveyed Standish

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We walked 6 miles but that was only getting to the half way point of the route and then returning to our start point....

Margaret Small

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Parbold—Standish

martinb added Parsta two, a new walk from Parbold to Standish

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Parbold—Standish

F Berry added Parsta one, a new walk from Parbold to Standish

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Coppull—Standish

Slow Ways added Copsta one, a new walk from Coppull to Standish

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Orrell—Standish

Slow Ways added Orrsta one, a new walk from Orrell to Standish

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Skelmersdale—Standish

Slow Ways added Skesta one, a new walk from Skelmersdale to Standish

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Standish—Adlington

Slow Ways added Staadl one, a new walk from Standish to Adlington

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Standish—Aspull

Slow Ways added Staasp one, a new walk from Standish to Aspull

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Standish—Blackrod

Slow Ways added Stabla one, a new walk from Standish to Blackrod

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Standish—Wigan

Slow Ways added Stawig one, a new walk from Standish to Wigan

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Standish, Sat 2 March

Heavy rain

Standish’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD5626410242

Lat / Lon

53.58694° / -2.66215°

Easting / Northing

356,264E / 410,242N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Standish's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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